Thanks to Mistershivers on the message baord fro this report of last nights fun and games:
Just got back from the show. 4 1/2 hours that went by pretty quick. High lights were Dan Quayle front row center for the show. He left after intermission. Cheap Trick closed out part 1 and was backed by Alices band, Alice said that he practiced with the band doing the vocals during the week. They did "I Want You To Want Me", "California man" and "Surrender". Gin Blossoms did a nice set of 3 and Roger Clyne and the peacemakers did a nice set. Glen Cambell did "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Little drummer boy" on the bagpipes.Sinbad was funny as were most of the comedians.
Sinbad introduced Nugent who did 2 songs "Klstrphnky" and "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" with his touring drummer and Alice's bassist, then had Jack Blades come out for "Cat Scratch Fever". He then brought out Shaw and Cartellone for 3 more Damn Yankees songs. These guys were hot and on the money. They did "Don't Tread On Me", "High Enough" and "Coming of age". Funny bit where Shaw and Blades did a countryfied 'Eighteen' on acoustic guitar which Nugent grabbed then smashed on stage. Alice's set was "No More Mr Nice Guy", "Eighteen", "Be My Lover" and "Schools out". Damn Yankees joined Alice's band with Glen Campbell for a smoking "Run Rudolph Run" which featured solos from everyone, and a few others joined in on 'Jingle Bells' as the finale.
Pudding was chocolate and the show opened with some guy in a medival outfit and mask doing bells which were set up on this huge contraption. The other guests were locals and were pretty good but it was the Damn Yankees night. Hard to believe how good the harmonys and all were. Jessi Colter (Waylon Jennings wife) did a couple of nice songs including a cool bluesy version of 'Silent Night'.
They handed some magazine called' Risen' out pre show that had this pro christian interview of Alice. Some of it was weird because Alice said some stuff that was off the mark in the interview. Worth the money and it was time well spent. Emcees were Mike Wilson, Mark Cordes,and Danny Zelisko.